Blessed or not? #BlogchatterA2Z

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The second post for Blogchatter A2Z is here. The Theme “Questions you muse about” is a reading and learning experience. A conversation with your heart emotes sensitivity whereas your brain sensitizes you to reality. I hope to achieve a balance.

Today’s musing is about being blessed or not?

It is usually on a bad day that this question pops up in your mind. Then begins the comparison with others. First tip: Do not compare.

Stop thinking about the present situation (which is not easy). Divert you mind, drink some water, listen to your favourite song. Then slowly think of the fresh air you are breathing, (with the rising levels of pollution). That’s the first thing showing that your are blessed. This is reason enough for you to be blessed.

Stop suffocating yourself with unhealthy thoughts in this pure air, and move forward. Thinking ahead, always look at the larger picture and count your blessings. Not everyone lets you down, it is just a few people or a particular situation that urges you to ask yourself whether you are blessed or not. Get out of the cocoon and spend time with people who make you feel you are blessed.

Expect validation from those who respect you not from those who expect from you.

We are all blessed in some way or the other. Comparison reduces self-esteem. Hence consider yourself the best, perform (on a day-to day basis) like you are the best, and there is not stopping you from being the best.

Keep counting your blessings, and infinity is just round the corner.

Au revoir.


This post has been written as a part of Blogchatter AtoZ

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Am I ARTICULATE enough?


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Many a time, there has been a situation where the conversation has led to an argument and then, a misunderstanding. Hope the “many a time” becomes “rarely” after a good read here.

“Am I articulate enough?”

This is a question that you can ask yourself when you recollect your thoughts about a conversation that didn’t go your way the right way. Were you saying what you actually wanted to say? Well, if yes then great, if no then even a single gesture could have given you away.

Speaking is a skill , that includes not only the right words, but also the appropriate facial expressions and body language. The words must have instructions or information just right for the listener. Do not try to say more than required especially in formal situations. Informal is an open field where your relationship with the speaker or speakers differ. Here too there are differences, repressed anger that is usually released in the form of humour, love for a particular person is usually displayed in the form supporting statements.

I urge you to look back on a few situations and recollect your words whether they were right or not, I also encourage you to prepare… yes, for a similar situation in the future where you can be articulate enough to get the job done. Some may say we will never get into a similar situation, but I believe that if things are not happening the way you want it to most of the time, then the problem is yours, stop blaming and take charge of your words that will immediately change into action.

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#20 Theme Reveal AtoZ 2019 “Questions you muse about “

We spend more time with ourselves than with anybody. All the time we are thinking, looking around, listening to sounds, contemplating and taking decisions based on our experience. Also we are questioning our actions  (previous ones and the ones that we are about to make). Is it the right thing to do? Why did I react like that? Was I  provoked? Should I have said no?

I am going to let the cat out of the bag and ask you the questions directly. That’s my blog and that is its identity. Answer the questions and voilà, one step closer to face the reality of life.

Living life to the fullest is not having all the answers but being ready to face the questions with complete determination.

I am sure the April ride is going to be a complete Blockbuster with summer setting in here in India, vacation for school-goers, Cricket-lovers having their hands full(with the TV remotes of course), and a selected few like us who will dabble AtoZ without missing an alphabet.

This is written as a part of Theme Reveal 2019 for Blogchatter AtoZ

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10 things I am grateful for & 9 things I learnt during #MyFriendAlexa

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I am grateful

  1. To the Almighty
  2. To Blogchatter who organised #MyFriendAlexa.
  3. To Blogchatter team who sent me the mails with regular updates.
  4. To my fellow-bloggers who responded instantly to the messages.
  5. To Twitter for providing me a platform to connect with like-minded bloggers.
  6. To WordPress who gave me my first blog.
  7. To all the people who read my posts.
  8. For all the comments and likes on my posts.
  9. To my family who supported my participation.
  10. To my Internet service provider. (BSNL and Airtel).

The things I learnt

  1. To stick to a schedule.
  2. The importance of Social Media.
  3. The importance of appreciating others’ posts and sharing them.
  4. That design, font and colour of the website matter a lot.
  5. Making Google my best friend.
  6. #100word story and wrote one to.
  7. That some people are on the same boat as me, many ahead, a few behind.
  8. That I can stay up late if I am participating in #MyFriendAlexa.
  9. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

P.S: I also wrote me second post on Women’s Web during the same period. You can read it here:

http://www.womensweb.in/2018/09/indian-women-in-the-oscars-village-rockstars-by-rima-das-spet18wk4mc/

Merci beaucoup

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The Eighteen – year old

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The bell rang and she entered, Mom… tomorrow I am going to be eighteen. Isn’t it special?

Yes… Yes… Tomorrow you are going to be a big girl. Little did the eighteen year old know that her Mom had been waiting for this day and dreading it as well.

Aww… Mom, that’s so sweet, but however old… shouldn’t I say young I become, your lectures would be never – ending.

“Tomorrow onwards no lectures” announced Mom with tears swelling up her eyes opening the freezer to take out the ever-favourite Butter scotch ice-cream for the apple of her eye.

I can’t take that statement she said looking at her phone. Did you see Dad’s watsapp status, I look so cute… I don’t even remember this pic. He’s the best…. and so are you.

Mom just smiled… and then added “you are the best.”

Of course, I am the best who has the bestest parents she sang with a tone of pride. O…English teacher, forgive my superlative grammar skills in this sentence.

Mom placed her bowl of ice-cream on the table, sat down and sent a message to Dad, “The lawyer said he’ll come early in the morning to read out the will left by her parents, I asked him to join us for break-fast.”

 

Nine (t)1(mes) nine is a (w)eighty one

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“Les Français font trois repas par jour. Les enfant prennent souvent un goûter après l’ecole.” This is what a french book says. The french take three meals a day. Children often take a snack after school

Here in my part of the universe we have 3 meals, 2 snacks/fruit/salad breaks, 3 tea/coffee breaks and 1 anytime snack.

This is us. And if I miss any of these at the end of the day… I feel incomplete. This is how we are. Food is an integral part of our life. I am saying this on behalf of all the people I know well. If anyone is offended, I switch to I henceforth. ( As If I care)

Food is comfort, food is energy, food is a means of continuing our journey on this planet. The diet-freaks, the sportziastics, the homme d’affaires, the mannequins of France, the Judges of reality shows, the…

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Hum Saath Saath hain

 

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Being together is a wonderful feeling if you are with the right person/people. Living with the right kind of people is extremely important. The routine, the grind gets much simpler and doesn’t feel like a GRIND if you are with someone who understands you.

Today’s apprentisage (learning) from Questy Musings is how to make life easy for yourself if you have to live with the people you do not get along with. They could be your room mate, your in-laws, your relatives who come on a long visit, anyone.

  1. You do what you have to do. Do not compromise ALWAYS. (Once in a while is fine)
  2. Keep your priorities very clear.
  3. Stick to your timings, don’t alter your timings to ADJUST to someone else’s timings. Once people know you can move, each time you will be requested.
  4. Define tasks at home.
  5. Delegate tasks if needed to youngsters at home.
  6. There is no need for detailed explanation on your time of arrival. Give an approximate time, do call/message if you are late, of course due to office meetings or traffic. Do get something(food) to make up if you have been really late. It peps up the ambience.
  7. I don’t mean that you have to be very rigid, but in my experience, don’t be the one who always puts others first. You will be losing out on personal tasks, jobs, and it will stress you out at a later point in your life.

Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.

– Michael Hyatt

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Disclaimer: I am not inducing arguements at home. If you are happy adjusting, do it. Don’t crib later about sacrificing for the family. The choice is yours.